Recent industry hires and promotions include new General Managers at Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, Ill., Bonita National Golf and Country Club in Bonita Springs, Fla., and Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, Calif.; a new Resort Manager at Four Seasons Resorts Lānaʻi in Lanai City, Hawaii; new Assistant Golf Professional at Woodway Country Club in Darien, Conn.; and a new Executive Chef at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
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Here are some of the recent new hires and promotions announced by club and resort properties and other companies in the club industry. Announcements and photos for this regular People on the Move report can be submitted at https://clubandresortbusiness.com/submit-industry-news/.
Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, Ill. named Chris Stewart as General Manager. Stewart most recently served as General Manager of the River Club of Mequon in Wisconsin.
Bonita National Golf and Country Club in Bonita Springs, Fla. named Peter Serena as General Manager. Serena has most recently been General Manager at Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club in Coral Gables, Fla.
Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, Calif. named Dan Meherin as General Manager. Meherin was most recently General Manager at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Fla.
Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, Md. named Mike Barrett as General Manager. Barrett was most recently General Manager at Argyle Country Club in Silver Spring, Md. He spent the first 15 years (of 23 total) as Golf Course Superintendent at the club.
The Standard Club in Johns Creek, Ga. named Scott Mahr as General Manager. Mahr most recently served as General Manager at Brookstone Golf & Country Club in Acworth, Ga.
The Santaluz Club in San Diego, Calif. named Russell Sylte, CMP, PGA Master Professional as General Manager. Sylte was most recently General Manager / Chief Operating Officer General Manager at Hacienda Golf Club in La Habra Heights, Calif.
Sugar Mill Country Club in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. named Michael O’Brien, PGA, CMAA as General Manager. O’Brien was most previously General Manager of the Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Country Club.
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point, Calif. named Jeff Perkins as General Manager. Perkins most recently served as General Manager at the Portofino Hotel and Marina in Redondo Beach, Calif. and at the Queen Kapiolani and Shoreline Hotel, both in Waikiki, Hawaii.
NIZUC Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico, named Markus Laahanen as General Manager. Laahanen most recently served as General Manager of Hotel Palmaïa, The House of Aïa in Tulum, Mexico.
Four Seasons Resorts Lānaʻi in Lanai City, Hawaii named Avi Phookan as Resort Manager. Phookan most recently served as Resort Manager of Alaia Belize.
Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, N.Y. named James Phanor as Assistant General Manager. Phanor was most recently Director of Food and Beverage at Gaston Country Club in Gastonia, N.C.
Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio named Dale Davis, PGA as Director of Golf. Davis was most recently Director of Golf at Trophy Club (Texas) Country Club.
Promontory Club in Park City, Utah named Neil Jones, PGA as Director of Golf. Jones was most recently Director of Golf at TPC Prestancia in Sarasota, Fla.
Grapevine (Texas) Golf Course promoted Eric Hunt, PGA to Head Golf Professional. Hunt was previously Assistant Golf Professional at the club.
Dedham (Mass.) Country & Polo Club named Alexander Socinski, PGA as Senior Assistant Golf Professional. Socinski was most recently Assistant Golf Professional at The Club at Morningside in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Woodway Country Club in Darien, Conn. named Alexis Hios as Assistant Golf Professional. His was most recently an Assistant Golf Professional at The Country Club of Florida in Village of Golf, Fla.
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. named Edgar Maldonado as Executive Chef. Maldonado most recently served as Executive Chef of One Ocean Resort and Spa in Jacksonville, Fla., and as Executive Sous Chef of JW Marriott Tampa.
The Orlando (Fla.) Bonnet Creek properties of Hilton Hotels promoted Justin Jaret to Complex Director of Food & Beverage for Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Jaret most recently served as Complex Director of Restaurants.
The Briar Club in Houston, Texas named RJ Pratt as Director of Fitness and Wellness. Pratt was most recently Fitness Manager at The Landings Club in Savannah, Ga.
ClubWorks named Henry Wallmeyer as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective in early July 2022. Wallmeyer currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Club Association.